Final Worship in Stauffer Chapel this Sunday/The students are coming!!/Update from Alemes/Send off for graduated seniors

Last Sunday in Stauffer
This Sunday, August 4 will be our last summer worship in Stauffer Chapel. On August 11 we will be back in Elkins for the academic year.

The students are coming!!
Are you ready? On August 11 we will have all of the Housing and Residence Life student leaders (RA’s/SLA’s) visiting us for worship! How can we welcome them with open arms, smiles, greetings and love? Please go out of your way to meet and welcome these students that have such an impact and influence on their peers.

Eric Wilson to continue preaching
The elders were very happy to announce that Eric Wilson has agreed to continue to preach for the UCC on Sunday mornings through July 2020. We especially appreciate his willingness to preach for us given his already significant time and energy commitment to Pepperdine. He and Sharita are a special part of our congregation and we are thankful for their service!

Men and Women’s Ministry Servant Leaders
We are thankful that Diana and Steve Maiorca will be serving as leaders of the Women and Men’s ministries this year. Thank you for stepping into these important roles! They would love to put together a team of people to support this ministry. Please contact them if you would like to be involved.

Youth Group Happenings
Monday: Attention Mothers and Daughters—you are invited to a night of fellowship and fun at the Gash home. We will be having dinner, decorating desserts, doing prayer stations, and spending some time getting to know each other. The event is from 5-10 pm on August 5. Please RSVP to!
Wednesday: Bonfire @ Dockweiler! Meet at the Breedings’ at 4 pm
Friday: Summer Finale! Baxter Pool 7: 00- 10:00 pm! BBQ + Movie!!

Send off and prayer time for Graduated Seniors
Following worship on Sunday, August 18 there will be a send off for Garrett Le and Eric Truschke at the Breeding’s condo. A light lunch, slide show and time of affirmation and prayer will be included. All are invited!

Update from Alemes
We have received a recent update from Mindi and Dereje Aleme regarding their stateside fundraising efforts. They have been received well, but unable to raise the funds necessary to return to Ethiopia now.  The Hollywood Church of Christ  cares well for them so they will remain here for the year.  This will allow their boys to enroll in school and to care for some health problems.  Mindi is looking for a job and Dereje will continue fundraising and periodically going to Ethiopia to encourage and oversee the work there.  Many faithful people are continuing the prison work and the soccer ministry.  Please pray for this dear missionary family.

Feed the Interns!
A great way to get to know our youth group interns this summer is to invite them over for dinner! or lunch! They would love to share a meal with you. Contact jennifer.gash@pepperdine and to connect with them.

Check out the ucc/malibu e-bulletin in your bible app. You may access it all week!

Financial and Housing Need
Rob Terrel has not been able to work for an extended period of time because of his cancer treatments. He is looking for a room to rent, studio apartment, or other creative housing in the area option to begin in the fall. Do you know of someone who may be renting a space? Please contact the church office at (310) 506-4504. Also,please consider giving to his gofundme page HERE

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Discernment for the next steps for our church family.
-Ann Warford – healing from a fall/broken foot.
-Treet Allison in the recent passing of his father.
Carolyn Nicks, continuing to recover from surgeries and medical complications.
Taylor Lowe, receiving intensive treatments, and for Dennis and Emily as they care for him.
Cindy Morgan, healing from the cumulative impact of treatments.
Phyllis Kreiner, mother of Leslie Kreiner, continues to recover from pneumonia.
Stan Yin, Lydia Folkert’s father, recovering from open heart surgery.
Walter Glass, recovering well from a mild stroke.
Nancy Pippin, for health and healing.
– Newly engaged Joel Foster and Claire Hutchinson as they prepare to go to Japan for mission work.
Rob Terrell, for healing from cumulative impact of chemo. Prayers for finances and housing options. Prayers and praise as he travels to Guatemala!
Peter Thompson, for continued good reports and healing.
Bernice Evans James, Bernie’s mother.
Sammy Maiorca, Steve’s father.
Tom McGinley, Patty Atkisson’s brother & Diana Maiorca’s stepdad.
-Missionaries: Mindi and Dereje Aleme (Ethiopia & Kenya), Joseph Dzamesi (Ghana), Igor Egirev (Russia); and the mission organizations we support: Let’s Start Talking (worldwide), Made in the Streets (Kenya), and Predisan (Honduras).

Upcoming Events
-August 3: YA Movie on the Green (Aquaman) at 7:30pm
-August 4: YA Lunch at Lily’s following worship
-August 11: Back in Elkins for worship. HRL staff joins us for worship!
-August 12: “Trash to Treasures” women’s event hosted at Claudette’s – more info to come!
-August 18: Send off for Garrett Le and Eric Truschke following worship
-August 25: Dessert reception following worship
-September 15: All church luncheon/potluck

Attendance & Contribution
Attendance (July 28): 257
Contribution (July 28): $9,278
Weekly Need: $7,904
Weekly Average (YTD): $7,024

Servant Leaders
Please contact an individual leader if you are interested in serving on her or his respective team. If you need contact information, please email

Servant leaders related to our Sunday gatherings:
Acappella Music: Scott Reynolds
Adult Education: Dave Lemley & Robby Schaffer
Hospitality: Greg Warwar
Technology: Randy Coppinger
Worship Coordinator: Shannon Warwar

Servant leaders related to our family life:
Benevolence: Amy & Chris Doran; Katy & Peter Thompson
Families: Brad & Liz Mancuso
Finance: Paul Jones and Kate Warner
Life Together: Steve Rouse & Kanet Thomas
Men’s & Women’s: Steve and Diana Maiorca
Missions: Susan Giboney
Prayer: Kari Coppinger
Seniors: David Baird
Young Adults: Beverly Cawyer

Sunday Morning Bible Classes
Summer Adult Class in Stauffer Chapel at 9AM facilitated by Dave Lemley and Robby Schaffer.

– Youth group: “Living in the Kosmos – An Exploration of Order and Chaos”

– Children’s classes: Lessons from Acts
* Cradle roll: Emily & Jason Jarvis (Plaza 191)
* Preschool: Kari Coppinger & Jenny Parmelee (Plaza 190)
* K-5th grades: Corinne Le (Plaza 189)

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– Facebook Page: University Church of Christ (Malibu)
– Phone Number: 310.506.4504